2023 Gifts For Your Friend With the Best Stack of Coffee Table Books

November 11, 2021 (updated February 29, 2024) — Written by

Get ready to say, “SO CUTE!” like 500 times because we’ve rounded up some of the chicest ethical gifts for your favorite no-plans-doesn’t-mean-I’m-free friends that you can give in 2023.

A woman laying in bed reading a book.

By: Lisa Fennessy

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TNK nonprofit pick

Sustainable home gifts $50 and under

bkr water bottle

1. BKR Sloane Demi Bottle ($42)

A trio of books.

2. Book Bundle ($49.22)

A candle.

3. Candlefolk Sanctuary Candle ($28)

A set of tea bags.

4. Big Heart Tea Sampler Set ($9.99)

ear seed kit

5. WTHN Acupressure Ear Seed Kit (Gold) ($45)

eye masks in container.

6. Three Ships Eye Brighter Days Red Algae + Avocado Biodegradable Eye Masks ($32) 

a bar of osmia bar soap and it's box.

7. Osmia Soap ($20)

tortoise shell pill box organizer.

8. Chronically Chic Tortoise Shell Pill Organizer Box ($40)

a stack of soap on a black ceramic dish.

9. PEB Soap Dish ($42)

decorative safety matches

10. Candlefolk Luxury Matchboxes ($15)

A lazy lotus puzzle.

11. Different Puzzles Lazy Lotus Puzzle ($36) 

zig zag tumbler

12. A Question of Eagles Zig Zag Tumbler $48


13. Mbare Iringa Baskets – Black Stripe ($48)

brass tray

14. Hawkins New York Brass Oval Plate ($18)

Cook as you are cookbook

15. Cook as You Are: Recipes for Real Life, Hungry Cooks, and Messy Kitchens: A Cookbook ($35)

Sustainable home gifts over $50

A set of short glasses.

1. Magda Made Everyday Shorty Glasses Set ($100)

A cotton blanket on the edge of a sofa.

2. Savvy Rest Organic Cotton Blanket ($89)

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primally pure candle

3. Primally Pure Warm Citrus Candle ($52)

A kitchen prep set from Caraway home.

4. Caraway Prep Set ($395)

a stack of towels

5. Coyuchi Air Weight Organic Bath Towels (Set of 2 for $96)

A cheese knife set

6. Year & Day Cheese Knife Set in Gold ($62)

A vase of flowers

7. FarmGirl Flowers Side Dish ($89)

A mat and pillow for acupressure.

8. WTHN Acupressure Mat Set ($78)

A french press.

9. Frieling Double-Walled French Press ($99)

Art by Rebecca Jack

10. Rebecca Jack Works on Paper ($300)

A woman in a dressing gown.

11. Pattern Village Tropical Bliss Dressing Gown ($150)

self decode package

12. Self Decode DNA Kit + Health Insights ($397) 

candle making kit

13. Everly Santo Starter Bundle ($64)

dotted slippers

14. PrintFresh Leopard Spot Tufted Slippers ($158)

olive oil from flamingo estate

15. Flamingo Estate Olive Oil & Fuyu Persimmon Vinegar ($80)

TNK top pick

A banner for stocking stuffers for everyone.

What’s catching your eye this year?

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By Lisa Fennessy

Lisa is the founder of The New Knew. Passionate about clean beauty, organic eats and nontoxic lifestyle, Lisa writes to create awareness. Conscious consumerism and informed decisions will impact the marketplace, our health and THE WORLD!

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